From Aram Arkun

Aram Arkun

Aram Arkun is managing editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, as well as executive director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the US and Canada, which supports the Mirror. Journalist/editor, historian and translator, he is the author of numerous academic articles on modern Armenian history, including on the Armenian Genocide.

After the Armenian Genocide, books trying to encapsulate and memorialize life as remembered in the home village or town of refugees forced forever to leave their native lands multiplied. The authors, themselves often eyewitnesses to many[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Dr. Lorky Libaridian spoke on “Cambridge and Yerevan through Covid-19” via Zoom at the annual Cambridge Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) membership meeting on June 10. This was the second annual meeting of[...]

YEREVAN — Former Armenian president and current presidential candidate for the Armenia Alliance Robert Kocharyan held an online press conference via Zoom for various diasporan Armenian media and representatives on June 11, with the[...]

CONCORD, N.H. – As the Mirror-Spectator reported last November, the Anglo Asian Mining company, in which Republican politician John Henry Sununu, father of current New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu, is the second largest shareholder,[...]

YEREVAN/GLENDALE — The disastrous 2020 Artsakh War mobilized Armenians throughout the world during and after the fighting. Despite the generally negative aftermath, creative efforts to help Armenia recover, and especially to help the[...]

MONTREAL — The Lebanese civil war’s aftereffects continue to traumatize people even today. Among other things, the war played an important role in the shaping of the Armenian diaspora. Marlene Edoyan’s documentary film, “The Sea[...]

WATERTOWN — The Armenian Museum of America (ALMA) has been closed to visitors since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic last year, but inside its landmark building in Watertown, the staff have been busier than ever, researching[...]

BRUSSELS – One of the major results of the Artsakh War of 2020, along with the loss of territory in Artsakh, is the dislocation of tens of thousands of Armenians who have lost their homes. Their ability to remain in Artsakh is in[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A mobile billboard truck with ads accusing Armenia of war crimes appeared on April 18 in Cambridge, Mass. at the corner of John F. Kennedy Street and Mount Auburn Street. It was not seen again, at least as of April[...]

WASHINGTON – Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United States Varuzhan Nersesyan highlighted the problems of Azerbaijan illegally retaining and abusing Armenian captives and destroying Armenian cultural monuments after last[...]

PORTLAND, Maine — Mayor Kathleen M. Snyder on April 1 rescinded and apologized for the mayoral proclamation of “Khojaly Remembrance Day,” which had been adopted in February. The proclamation upset Armenians in particular because it[...]